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Recent flu vaccine efficacy estimate higher in Canada than Spain

Canadian researchers estimate that this season's flu vaccine is about 70 percent effective so far, which is much higher than the recent 24 percent estimate reported by a Spanish team.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Calgary vet school confirms pet cat died of H1N1 virus

Vaccines for the H1N1 virus running rampant across North America this season has thus far proven to be effective against Swine flu. Canadian researchers released a report on Wednesday saying the HiN1 flu virus has changed little over the last 5 years.
In the Media by Karen Graham

CDC says 25 states in U.S. now reporting widespread flu

The flu season has started with a bang, and the number of states reporting seasonal flu activity spread from 10 to 25 states in just one week, according to the CDC's latest report on Friday. The flu season usually peaks in January or February.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 6 comments

Swine flu fear quarantines Air France flight

Toulouse - When several passengers on an Air France flight from Nice to Toulouse started showing symptoms resembling those of the H1N1 flu virus, the plane was quarantined at Blagnac airport near Toulouse.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Unknown respiratory infection hospitalizes 7 in Alabama, two dead

An unknown respiratory infectious pathogen has hospitalized seven people in southeast Alabama and killed two, sending health officials scrambling to identify the bug.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Swine flu returns to Mexico

In January Mexico registered a resurgence in flu of all types, including the H1N1 strain (also known as swine flu), with more cases in one month than in all of 2011, according to Health Secretary Salomon Chertorivski Woldenberg.

Luke's story highlights the importance of flu shots for kids

On October 7, 2009 the world changed for Luke Duvall's family. Their healthy son who had just days before played a game for his high school football team was battling for his life.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

CDC: New influenza strain from H1N1 pandemic found in 2 children

Two young children were reported to have contracted a new 'hybrid' influenza virus, a gene 're-assortment' that appears to have successfully jumped from pigs to humans and again from one human to another.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Nations work to share virus samples to help avert global pandemic

With the ongoing threat of a global influenza pandemic as a backdrop, the World Health Organization announced that it is working with a large pool of nations to more readily share viral samples to help avert more widespread infection.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Swine flu spreading more rapidly across UK than rest of Europe

The H1N1 swine flu virus - responsible for 36 of the 39 flu deaths across the UK - is spreading more rapidly in Britain than elsewhere in Europe.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment
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